Just before Christmas, the British carmaker released a new line inspired by its MP4-12C sports car seriesthat includes a variety of accessories, clothing and luggage with a price to match its name…
Before you begin to make your dream list, we’ll give a few examples of what you can and cannot afford to buy from McLaren’s MP4-12C catalogue.
One of the more affordable items found on the web-store is the men’s polo t-shirt which is set at £149 (equal to US$242 or €183).
The cool looking three-piece luggage set that is tailor made to fit in the compartment of the MP4-12C costs £3,950 (US$6,400 or €4,850), while the TAG Heuer MP4-12C Watch is listed at a paltry £8,950 (US$14,500 or €11,000).
(vía Carscoop; mclarenstore.com)
The 12C Spider features a standard, heated glass rear window, which can be operated independently of the roof and provides a more direct access to the sounds of the twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V8 engine mounted directly behind the cabin.
In order to save weight, McLaren avoided the fitment of “Active” pop up roll bars and instead used a steel structure positioned within each of the rear buttresses to absorb any impact and protect occupants in the event of a roll over.
Wrapping up the changes over the coupe, the Spider is offered with two specially designed bags that fit in the 52-liter storage space behind the seats, while the audio and climate systems adapt when the roof is lowered down.
The Spider is powered by the same 616hp (625PS) 3.8-litre V8 twin turbocharged engine connected to a 7-Speed SSG dual-clutch transmission driving the rear wheels asthe updated 2013MY coupe.
The open top model weighs only 88 pounds (40 kg) more than its fixed-roof sibling and is capable of completing the standard zero to 100km/h (62mph) sprint in 3.1 seconds (same as the coupe, though it’s 0.2 seconds slower in the 0-160km/h – 100mph sprint) en route to a top speed of 209mph (329km/h).
In the UK, prices start at £195,500 or £19,500 more than the coupe, with first deliveries expected in November, while in the States, the Spider has an MSRP of $265,750.